NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

A place to give your thoughts on our reviews!

NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:44 am

NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86 CPUs?

NVIDIA has just introduced the Tegra family of processors, the world's first single-chip computer capable of the rich high definition and internet experiences we've come to expect from our PCs, but on small pocket type devices. NVIDIA Tegra is a tiny computer-on-a-chip, smaller than a US dime, designed from the ground up to enable the "visual PC experience" on a new generation of mobile computing devices while consuming the smallest amount of power.

Image

Article Title: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86 CPUs?
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/718/1/
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 33063
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:18 am

I hope they bring out awesome PVPs with all this new stuff, after getting into the whole watching video on my ipod thing, I want something better that isn't much bigger.

Dan
Image (<- Clickable)
User avatar
DMB2000uk
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7095
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:36 pm
Location: UK

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby martini161 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:33 pm

i hate watching video on ipod, screen is way to small. one of the reasons i have a zune (even though the screen on mine is cracked, not the zunes fault though, i abused it throughly (at least 3 drops per week from 5 feet up) and it lasted for a good year.
personally, i dont like the way things are going in the computer market. with intel getting in to gpu's, nvidia getting into procesors, i think they should just remain in there nich
User avatar
martini161
Mr Awesome
Mr Awesome
 
Posts: 3185
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:27 pm
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:46 am

I've had a few people e-mail me something along the lines of what this person sent me...

You stated in your article:

"The die size of the Tegra 650 and Tegra 600 is just 144mm2, which makes it ten times smaller than the Intel Atom!"

In point of fact, the Atom is 25mm2…

http://www.intel.com/technology/atom/index.htm


I didn't make that part of the article clear enough, so I am going to re-word it.

"The die size of the Tegra 650 and Tegra 600 is just 144mm2, which makes it ten times smaller than an Intel Atom platform that needs additional chipsets in order for it to operate."

Here is a slide from the NVIDIA press deck to better show how they get 10x smaller...

tegra_size.jpg
tegra_size.jpg (32.33 KiB) Viewed 1714 times
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 33063
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby gwolfman » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:50 pm

ooo, can't wait to get my hands on one of these babies... so who wants to buy one for me? j/k

maybe this will be my next HTPC.... anyone? :)
gwolfman
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:57 am
Location: USA

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby gwolfman » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:54 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I've had a few people e-mail me something along the lines of what this person sent me...

You stated in your article:

"The die size of the Tegra 650 and Tegra 600 is just 144mm2, which makes it ten times smaller than the Intel Atom!"

In point of fact, the Atom is 25mm2…

http://www.intel.com/technology/atom/index.htm


I didn't make that part of the article clear enough, so I am going to re-word it.

"The die size of the Tegra 650 and Tegra 600 is just 144mm2, which makes it ten times smaller than an Intel Atom platform that needs additional chipsets in order for it to operate."

Here is a slide from the NVIDIA press deck to better show how they get 10x smaller...

tegra_size.jpg


So the chip in the middle is the northbridge and the one on the right is the southbridge?
gwolfman
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:57 am
Location: USA

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:41 am

you got it!
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 33063
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby gwolfman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:33 am

is this processor on this multi-threaded or multi-core?
gwolfman
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:57 am
Location: USA

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby bobletman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:15 am

wow technology just jumped like 3 generations in the past month.
Q6600 Core 2 quad @ 3.0Ghz
2gb of patriot ram reduced latency.
500GB 7200 rpm Seagate (baracuda)
BFG nvidia 8800 GTS 512 MB G92 core
Zalman CNPS9700 LED CPU fan
Ultra X-Blaster computer case
P5K-E Wifi edition MOBO
G15 keyboard and G7 mouse
22 inch widescreen samsung
Z5300e speaker system
3Dmark06 score 15K
User avatar
bobletman
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:40 pm

Re: NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced - Ready To Battle x86?

Postby DemonicDerek » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:57 pm

WHAT!?!?! :ohsnap: :yikes: Nvidia is making processors now? This is quite an astonishment! Sounds like an apocalyptic event.... :axe: random smilies kickass!
DemonicDerek
Legit User
Legit User
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:07 pm


Return to Legit Reviews Review Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests